How much HP is required to run a 6' tiller? I have a 26 HP 4200 - that seems small for a 6' doesn't it? There's a used one for sale near me.
I did some checking online - King Kutter recommends a minimum of 35HP for a 6' model.
Does the # of tines effect the HP requirements? The KK 6' has 54 tines, the one I'm looking at has 44 tines.
If you're interested in more details, read on.
There's a Deere model 40, 6' tiller for sale near me for $950. The SN indicates 1979. It appears to be in good condition, but it appears to have been painted at some point. The chain cover has been removed at least once - it has new silicon sealant squeezed out. The tines are well worn but would last for a while. The gearbox seems tight. I can't check the bearings as its sitting on the ground but overall, it appears well taken care of.
The $950 catches my eye. Based on $15 per tine, it would cost $660 to replace them. There might be other items to be replaced but I can't tell. So, it could end up being an expensive tiller at some point.
I hate to pass on a good deal but I'm pretty sure I can get a new KK 5' model for about $1700. That would be about the largest my tractor could handle.
Oh, and if anybody wants more details on where to get it, PM me.